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October 6, 2021

Oct. 7, 1971

White's Electronics initiated a four-day workweek, a move that had been in discussion for a year following a poll of employees. The four-day workweek is optional, but most employees have opted to do so.

With Fridays off, women (who make up more than 75 percent of the work force) are able to schedule appointments, and complete shopping and chores on Friday, leaving two remaining days to focus on family activities. It also makes one less day of babysitting costs.

Wallace Wilson, a log truck driver from Dallas, escaped with only a bruised foot and possible minor internal injuries...

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